Seeking Understanding of the September 11 Tragedies:
October 5, 2001
Filed under Archives
Friday, October 5
Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Auditorium and Frank Family Science CenterThis Learn-In has been planned by Peace & Conflict Studies and Friends Center, with the assistance of the Campus Ministry Office, History, Political Science, and International Programs
Quiet worship. The campus ministry center (the Hut).
1. “Understanding Peace Church Perspectives,” Don and Marilyn Brenneman (Mennonite); David Bills (Quaker); Chuck Fager (Quaker); Elaine Swartzendruber (Wake Forest, tentative).
2. “When Pacifism Is Interpreted as Unpatriotic,” Elmer Brown (W.W. II era conscientious objector); Bill Eagles (Vietnam era draft refuser).
1. “Alternatives to a Military Response,” Hal Sieber (managing editor of The Carolina Peacemaker); representative from the American Friends Service Committee.
2. “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Crusades,” Tim Kircher(History Department).
1. “Historical Background to Sept. 11,” Jeff Vanke (History Department).
2. “An Afghan Perspective,” (tentative) Suraya Sadeed (Director, Help the Afghan Children Foundation).
3. “The Role of the Media in Responding to the Sept. 11 Events,” (tentative panel of area news journalists).
1. “The Use of Organized Violence,” Ken Gilmore (Political Science Department).
2. “Thinking about Terrorism,” Joe Groves (Fellowship of Reconciliation Coordinator for the Middle East; former faculty member).
3. “Understanding Islam,” Imam Kuteeb (Greensboro Islamic Community); Shelini Harris (Religious Studies Department).
1. “What Do the Events of September 11 Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society?” Pat Callair (Justice and Policy Studies).
2. “Middle Eastern Perspectives,” Mohammed Abu-Nimer (Program
in International Peace & Conflict Resolution, American University; former faculty member).
3. “Implications for Transportation,” Brent McKinney (Executive Director, Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation; Guilford parent).
4. Repeat of “Understanding Islam” panel.
Closing plenary and meeting for worship.
Other workshops still in the tentative stage:
How Military Decisions Are Made
Civil Liberties and Safety
Impact on Immigrants
Dealing with Grief and Trauma
The UN and International Law
Police and Firefighters
Strategies for Nonviolent Demonstrations